Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
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"Jeepers!" said Mike Teavee. It was an amazing sight. One hundred squirrels
were seated upon high stools around a large table. On the table, there were
mounds and mounds of walnuts, and the squirrels were all working away like
They watched the little squirrel as he tapped the walnut shell with his knuckles.
He cocked his head to one side, listening intently, then suddenly he threw the nut
over his shoulder into a large hole in the floor. "Hey, Mummy!" shouted Veruca ...
Then her gaze fell upon a pretty little squirrel sitting nearest to her at the end of
the table. The squirrel was holding a walnut in its paws. "All right," Veruca said, "I'
ll have your She reached out her hands to grab the squirrel . . . but as she did so
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Shannon.Allen - www.librarything.com
I can't get past the fact that children were being murdered in this whackadoo's candy factory. I liked the descriptions of the imaginary Oompa Loompa world and people, as well as much of the details ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - howifeelaboutbooks - www.librarything.com
Not my favorite Dahl story but it had been a long time since I read it - maybe college? It’s is a really good, incredibly silly story, and I love it in its pure state. Next up is watching the movies - I’ve never seen them! Read full review
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